Smaller Incisions, Faster Recoveries, Shorter Hospital Stays
Glens Falls Hospital’s Surgical Robotics Program utilizes the acclaimed da Vinci® Surgical System. This minimally invasive system provides our surgeons with the ability to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Procedures are done through smaller incisions than traditional open surgery, resulting in less post-operative pain and faster recoveries.
Working at a specialized console, the surgeon views a 3D video image from inside the body while maneuvering controls which are mimicked by the robot at the operating table. The robot translates the surgeon’s movements into highly precise manipulations of the specialized surgical instruments.
Our robotic procedures include:
- Hiatal Hernia Repair
- Colon and Rectal Resection
- Feeding tubes
- Ventral Hernia Repair
- Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Ovarian Cystectomy
- Partial and Total Nephrectomy
- Pyeloplasty/Urinary Reconstruction
- Cryoablation of Renal Tumors
- Andrew Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery, which includes laparoscopic surgery, uses specialized instruments to make tiny incisions in the skin—these incisions are just a few millimeters in length. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end (called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions.
Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room. This allows surgeons to have a clear, magnified view of the surgical site, while special instruments are passed through openings to allow the surgeon to explore, remove or repair the affected area of the body.
The outcome of a minimally invasive procedure is the same as traditional “open” surgery (which may require larger incisions). However, when compared to open surgery, the benefits of a minimally invasive procedure include:
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less scarring
- Less pain